I think I went on tropical vacations more this year compared to the last years. Especially when my friends are getting married in Bali, I visited (and will visit) Bali more often now. Not that I’m complaining because, seriously, who can resist breezy wind, white sand, and crystal clear ocean?
And yet, as fun as it is heading to the beach one of the most hassling things is the skincare. If you take the complete set of your normal skincare products along, it will be impossible to carry. At home, I can have all my bottles and brushes, different products for morning and nights – within easy reach. But that won’t be the case when we travel.
So today, I’d like to share my skincare essentials plus some tips and tricks to keep your skin glowing and healthy under the sun.
PREPARE IN ADVANCE
Before hitting the road, consider several things like the number of hours you’d spend on the plane and the weather of your destination. I usually prepare my skin a few days before. I exfoliate and hydrate my skin, especially before a long flight. After exfoliating, I apply light moisturizers to make sure my skin is in good shape before I leave.
I bring a lot of makeup and skincare products with me – but the key here is not to bring the whole bottle. I usually buy small, travel-sized bottles to fill them in with the products, such as moisturizers and facial cleanser. This way, you can save a lot of spaces.
This is very important. I bet you get the importance of SPF to protect your skin, especially on a tropical vacation. But what people usually miss is the fact that we have to reapply the sunscreen one hour before being exposed to the sun, and afterward, every two hours. By doing this, you can avoid getting your skin dried up, looking dull, and appearing dark spots.
BRING EYE MASK
Under-eye circles are evil for all women. But I understand that long hour of flight and back-to-back activities can really trigger under-eye circles. So what I usually do is that I bring eye masks to refresh the skin around my eyes every night before applying eye cream.
EAT AND DRINK FOR HYDRATION
Lastly, remember the most cliche-yet-oh-so-true tips of all time: drink a lot of water and eat fairly. Dehydration is the most common problem for skin during traveling, so consider to consume a lot of hydrating food and drinks, such as fruits and veggies.
Enjoy your summer holiday!